Gateshead face Chesterfield for only the second time at The International Stadium on Saturday, March 4 (3pm kick-off).
The Heed’s last home game on a Saturday came over three months ago against Aldershot Town. Since then, Mike Williamson’s side have travelled over 4,300 miles.
Gateshead remain in the relegation zone by a point despite losing just two of their last 13 games, with a 1-1 draw at Maidstone United last time out.
Chesterfield occupy a play-off spot in fifth, however it hasn’t all been plane sailing for Paul Cook’s men.
The Spireites haven’t won in their last nine games, and their last away victory came on Boxing Day against Scunthorpe United.
Gateshead managed the double over Chesterfield in 2018/19, including a 1-0 victory on Tyneside through Steve Rigg’s penalty, though The Spireites won 2-1 when the sides faced earlier this season.
“Chesterfield for me are one of the best teams we’ve played in the league,” stated Gateshead manager Mike Williamson.
“They’re on a bad run at the minute but we’ve watched footage back and it doesn’t reflect on their performances.
“We know how tough it’s going to be but ultimately, it’s on our home turf and we’ve got to focus on ourselves to put in a performance we’re proud of.”
“All tests are tough and it’s a very demanding league,” explained Chesterfield boss Paul Cook.
“For us, it’s about getting back to winning ways and cementing a place in the play-offs.
“We have to [make changes] for our supporters – I’ve stuck with players and I want to be loyal to a winning team but we’re not winning at the moment.”
Elliot Forbes, Lewis Knight, Owen Bailey and Quevin Castro remain absent through injury, while Aaron Martin will serve the final game of his suspension.
Ed Francis will be eligible to feature after the midfielder joined on loan from Notts County on Friday evening.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium, with admission priced at:
Concession (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran): £12
Young Adult, 17-21: £8
Youth, 15-16: £5
Under 14: Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Segregation will be in place, with Chesterfield supporters seated in the East Stand. Away supporters can purchase tickets for a £1 reduction in the uncovered East Stand either on the gate or online here.
Home supporters can purchase tickets online here.
Away fans are to enter via the gate to the right of the main reception, heading behind the South Stand and towards the East Stand access gate.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
Live commentary is available via the Heed Army Podcast’s YouTube channel, provided by David Gaddess and midfielder Owen Bailey.